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sleep on someone

sleep on someone
 v. phr.— «“I enjoy being slept on,” DeVaughn told Billboard, referring to industry slang for people not quite being aware of an artist and his music yet. “It’s like being on the verge of a cult movement. But making the underground-to-above-ground transition is cool. The best thing I can do is stay on the road and build a grass-roots following. I’m constantly about building my brand.”» —“Rising stars offer music that sets them apart” by Ursula Watson Detroit News (Michigan) June 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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